Future Farmers Keep America Growing

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Every year since 1947, chapters of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) around the country have celebrated National FFA Week. The date was selected to include George Washington’s birthday in honor of his legacy as a farmer and agriculturist. FFA Week, February 18 to 25 this year, is always observed […]

If you don’t like it…

If you don’t like it…

There’s always something you can do about it, like these old favorites… If you don’t like the heat… get out of the kitchen. If you don’t like it here… move. You’re not a tree, are you? If you don’t like the way I drive… get off the sidewalk! There’s always something more interesting, more fun […]

What Is This Stuff?

What Is This Stuff?

It’s called snow, Bucky. Want more? Seen enough? Or are you just tired of shoveling that fluffy, white stuff? There’s a myth that the Eskimos have dozens, even hundreds of words for snow. Actually, they don’t have any more than English, but they do use them differently. They make descriptors a part of the word. […]

A Year of Near Misses, So Far

A Year of Near Misses, So Far

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Martz/Kohl Board of Directors “It feels like the world suddenly strayed into shooting gallery,” said a member of the Martz/Kohl Observatory last week. “Four near misses since January 1 and another one coming. That must be some kind of record.” It’s not a record anyone wants to break. In 2017 […]

BYOF

BYOF

Bring Your Own Fun… that’s how to party! Wintertime is always a season for fun and parties like none other. It comes with snowmen, sledding down long, slippery slopes and lots of hot chocolate afterward for rosy cheeked children. And how about those unforgettable one-horse open sleigh rides across the open fields and through the […]

Fake News?

Fake News?

Nobody likes it! But how do you know it’s fake news unless you know what the real news is? Jerry Seinfeld quipped one day not too long ago, “It’s amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper.” Really? Somebody must be leaving something out. […]

The Fire & Ice Ball

A Celebration of Success

The Fire & Ice Ball

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Fire and Ice! This year it’s a spectacular collection of fire opals and diamonds set in fine gold and a fistful of $2,000 in cold… hard… cash. And that’s only the start of what Jamestown’s 4th annual Fire & Ice Ball has to offer its guests on Saturday evening at […]

Parties!

Parties!

OK teens, cover your ears, I’m going to talk about you… and a few grownups around here, too. There are two kinds of parties…OK, three. But we’ve all heard just about enough about political parties for a while, so let’s talk about the other two kinds of party: Good and Stooopid. It has become common […]

World Class Fitness – Local Leadership

World Class Fitness – Local Leadership

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut The big red sign on the wall says, “Snap Fitness – Get fit, Feel great, Be well.” And for Scott Bradish, owner and operator at both of Jamestown’s Snap Fitness 24-7 ® gyms, that just about says it all. Whether you run, jog or cycle; push, pull or lift; duck, […]

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